Monday, January 12, 2009

Martin's on the trail...

The cold snap (of 6 weeks) has finally
given up it's hold!
It's about minus 17 out there today! It is just beautiful, warm & snowing :) We can only hope that Martin is getting a weather break on the Copper Basin 300 Trail too...
So their "My Martin" is still in the race and we couldn't be more proud of him! He's survived -50 temps PLUS windchill & a gruelling trail !
More mushers have scratched yet our favourite competitor is hanging in!!
Adelheid, as Martin so fondly calls her, isn't surprised by his showing :)
& just beams at the reports of his progress!
Sarah's not surprised either...
but with crossed fingers and breath held
she listens to the updates!
They BOTH know that if they want to be as tough
as their "My Martin" when they grow up,
they'd better eat all of their Cheerios!!
(as you can see...Sarah is concerned that her sister didn't have enough
so she is sharing...)

& here is their ultimate hero & mushing coach, Daddy....
He's home after a cold & tiring training run...but not THAT cold! While his gear is frosted, his mustache & eyelashes aren't !!!
& by looking at his smile, it's easy to see he is pleased with the team :)


Starah...a solid leader through & through

Fiona...perhaps a bit psycho...& yes,
she DID nip Mummy out of sheer excitement...
but just look at those soft brown eyes...
& she lives to pull!! & Sarah...
Non more fair than her...
strong & true...
Leader extraordinaire !

After the run and a well deserved snack of fish guts, they got a tad distracted...
"but it was a BIG squirrel Master...it was getting into the sleep cabin...we HAD to protect what is YOURS"
Perhaps there might be a bit more training needed, but
they are still young leaders and we have pleanty of time for that ;)

****************

Hay Martin
Only one more checkpoint to go & your on the home stretch....
Keep warm Friend
and keep the runners on the snow ;)

2 comments:

Matt, Kara and Hunter said...

Your posts are so funny to read!!

Judy said...

I love your posts . . .what a treat to go to the computer & see what's up with my very northern cousins!!!